April is in full swing and it’s showering us with fun! Gather the kids and look for fishies in Greektown, have a virtual sleepover with Shedd Aquarium, visit the dinosaurs at Brookfield Zoo or participate in a virtual 5K that benefits the zoo. Read on for our Editor’s picks for weekend fun with the fam. Ready, set, GO!
Watch Astrographics on Art on theMART
Astrographics is a colorful collaboration with Adler that explores ways in which humans conceptualize their universe and how that has changed over time. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Bring Museum of Contemporary Arts Into Your Home
Explore hands-on activities inspired by Chicago artists and MCA exhibitions from home during Virtual Family Day! Sat. Event details.
Have a Virtual Sleepover with Shedd Aquarium
Explore the immersive world of aquatic animals with close-up animal encounters, activities, games, a live feeding and more. Fri. Event details.
Plan a Staycation at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Chicago Children’s Museum has some of its most popular exhibits set up at the hotel so families can connect through play and low-key learning. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
5K as a Family for Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo is hosting their first-ever virtual 5K Spring Run/Walk! Get outside and enjoy the warm weather and glorious colors of spring and help support Brookfield Zoo’s fundraising efforts. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Geek Out at Museum of Science & Industry’s Marvel Exhibit
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts, including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props from Marvel’s blockbuster films. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Explore Greektown and See the Fishies
Created by a diverse group of Chicago artists, the Fanciful Fish sculptures celebrate Greek culture from mythological gods and seaside vistas to the language. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Enjoy the Warmer Temps & Take a Hike
Get a good dose of fresh air, unforgettable scenery and a chance to spy on animals in their natural habitats with a spring-time hike. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Find Your Favorite Deep Dish Pizza on a Self-Guided Tour
Finger Licking Foodie Tours is offering a self-guided deep-dish pizza tour! Enjoy 4 landmark pizza places in one outing, minus the usual deep-dish wait times. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
See Dinos Everywhere at Brookfield Zoo
Nearly 45 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER than any dinos you’ve ever met are visiting Brookfield Zoo. Look for these earth-shakers throughout the park. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Visit Jo Jo Shake Bar’s Candyland
Jo Jo’s Shake Bar is even sweeter than normal with the launch of Jo Jo’s Candyland. In this immersive dining experience, you’ll experience over-the-top shakes, biggie hot chocolates, signature cocktails and delicious diner fare. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Intro the Kids to Friends
Get a Chicago-style Italian Beef ready for sandwich-loving Joey because the wildly popular FRIENDS Experience is open! The two-story experience celebrates the series’ most iconic moments. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Have an Interactive Experience at WNDR Museum
WNDR Museum has reopened with one-of-a-kind touchless and interactive installations from artists, collectives and studios locally and globally. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Luck is on your side because we have loads more to-dos on our calendar—even lots of virtual activities to connect with people, museums and businesses all over the country. Check it out!
— Maria Chambers
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